Hue, Vietnam

Hue was Vietnam's capital until 1945.  The Citadel was built by Emperor Gia Long in the 1800s.  It is enclosed by stone walls and has several buildings where the emperor and his family lived.  It dominates Hue along the Perfume River.

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Entrance to the Citadel.



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This is downtown Hue before the Tet Offensive in 1968.

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Some Vietnamese lived in these sampans along the Perfume River.



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The role of women expanded partly because the war removed so many men. Women were compelled to move into professions normally not open to them such as construction workers.